The world as we know it as changed every aspect of our daily lives. From working to socialising, nothing has been unaffected by the Covid-19 virus. As many of us are adapting to life in lockdown, staying fit and healthy has never been more important. But how can you stay in shape when you are in lockdown? If, like me, you are used to going to the gym four times a week and taking part in the different classes, this new situation is daunting to say the least.
Our bedrooms and living rooms are doubling up as our gyms for the next few weeks at least. Here are my tips for making the most of working out under lockdown.
Set Yourself A Goal
Goals are super important when trying to maintain a routine. I found that it drives my motivation when I have something that I am working toward. I never fully appreciated the impact of goal setting until I did a body transformation plan last summer at my local gym and it changed the way I approach working out. It kept me incredibly focused and really helped to curb my bad habits.
I have never been one for working out solo on the gym floor, I have always preferred taking part in classes. At the moment, I am loving full body workouts by Pamela Reif and Pilates by Suzanne Bowen so I can do cardio and body sculpting. I have a list on my YouTube channel of some of the videos that I am using; you can check them out here.
Use A Fitness App
These are amazing with boosting your workouts. I have been using a MyZone belt and app for the past couple of months and I honestly don’t know what I did without it in my life! It tracks your performance and really makes me push myself further than what I thought I could do.
Take Advantage Of Your Daily Outing
We’re only allowed out once a day, so use it! After working out at home, I take a long walk in the afternoon with my lovely golden retriever. Visit your local park and walk for an hour through it, not only is it good and gentle exercise, but being around trees and out in the fresh air is beneficial to your wellbeing in general.
I hope this has been helpful! If you want to know any details about the exercises that I do, please feel free to get in touch or comment below. Please also share any exercise tips that you have been doing.
Stay safe and take care everyone x